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2010-05-21 / Front Page

Two Police Chases Lead to Apprehension of Suspects

Chief Randy Davenport Chief Randy Davenport Lexington Police chased two suspects last week, ending in the arrest of both. On Friday, May 14th, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Lexington Police Chief Randy Davenport and Officer Fred Kelly responded to a report of criminal trespassing in the area of Douglas Street and Avenue A. The complainant told Chief Davenport that someone was kicking her back door, trying to gain entrance into her home.

The complainant reported that she knew the violator to be an exboyfriend of her daughter. The complainant said she asked the violator to leave, but to no avail.

Chief Davenport and Officer Kelly arrived on the scene immediately and Officer Kelly asked the violator to identify himself. The violator gave Officer Kelly a fictitious name; however, Chief Davenport was able to secure a positive identification on the suspect as Brad Antonio Moore of Austin.

As Officer Kelly questioned the suspect more, the violator became aggressive, jumped into his car and sped off with Kelly and Davenport giving chase.

Moore was soon apprehended in the Brademan Addition just north of Lexington, where he had crashed his vehicle at the bottom of the hill on Harry Street, where it dead-ended.

Officer Kelly placed Moore under arrest for Fleeing from a Police Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Trespassing and Giving False Information to a Police Officer. He was transported to the Lee County Law Enforcement Center and booked.

Prior to Friday’s chase, on Thursday, May 13, Chief Davenporand Officer B.J. Connolly responded to a crash at the Car Wash located on the edge of Old Town in Lexington.

A concerned citizen, who witnessed the crash, called Chief Davenport at about 8:30 p.m. and reported that the man who was driving the late model sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed on Loop 123 turning on to FM 1624 headed out of town. When he made the turn west on FM 1624, he lost control of his vehicle, turning into the car wash, striking the third wash bay. The driver exited his car with a rifle in hand, and began fleeing toward Old Town. The witness saw him throw the rifle into some bushes.

Chief Davenport and Connolly arrived on the scene and apprehended the driver, identified as Kyle William McCombs of Lexington, at the corner of Avenue D and Dickson Streets. Connolly performed a field sobriety test on McCombs and found him to be intoxicated.

Officers recovered the lever action rifle and found it to be loaded. The suspect was taken to the Lee County Law Enforcement Center where he was booked for Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

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